Video: Overcoming the Fear of Being Judged

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 17, 2014

Too many people are missing out on fun, fulfillment and new opportunities for one very BIG reason: fear of being judged. Being afraid of what other people think of you can hold you back and cause you to miss out. In this video I will take the plunge and humiliate myself in the middle of a busy Sunday on the main road of Auckland. Watch me disprove your assumptions about…

Rising Above Fear in Your New Venture

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 30, 2012

The other day I saw the Dark Knight Rises and couldn’t help but feel inspired. As an entrepreneur, there are many aspects of Bruce Wayne’s life that appeal to me (his wealth, love for gadgets, his philanthropic efforts, intolerance for injustice etc.) With that said, there was a particular scene in this latest movie, that really hit home with me. The other day a friend and prospective client…

Millionaire Advice – How to Get Past Your Fear in Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 4, 2012

Everyone has had fear. It’s human nature to be fearful of a tiger. But why does it tend to get in our way in business so much? I’ve had the chance to ask millionaires and experts about their fear and how they pushed past it. Google defines fear as: “An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a…

Hey Entrepreneurs: Be Scared, and Do It Anyway!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 12, 2010

Speaking from personal experience, quitting my job to start my own company was one of the most unanticipated decisions I have ever made – and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Being an entrepreneur has led to the thrilling adventure which now defines my life. Starting multiple companies over the years has brought an immense amount of passion, inspiration and love to my life. The entrepreneurial experience…

Why Fear is Good as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 31, 2010

What is Fear? It’s an emotion, a feeling, and although traditionally fear has been despised and fearlessness has been appreciated, I believe fear just like every other emotion has its own purpose in life and hence it should be equally respected. Napoleon Hill, in his 1934 book Think and Grow Rich names six basic fears that hold us back from success:  fear of failure, fear of poverty, fear…

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